12 Jun 2014

Scott still puzzled by his poor U.S. Open record

6:04 am on 12 June 2014

The Australian golfer Adam Scott has been a perennial contender in major championships over the past three years but, for reasons which he finds difficult to explain, he has mainly struggled at the U.S. Open.

One of the best ball-strikers in the game and blessed with a swing envied by many of his peers, Scott has all the credentials to shine in the year's second major which traditionally puts a premium on 'percentage' golf.

Yet, the 33-year-old has failed to make much of an impact at the U.S. Open, missing the cut six times in 12 starts with a best finish of joint 15th at the Olympic Club outside San Francisco in 2012.

He says it's hard to put a finger on his lack of success at the tournament, joking it could simply be coincidence.

Scott's recent record in the other three majors has been impressive with seven top-10s in 13 starts, including his breakthrough victory at the 2013 Masters where he became the first Australian to claim the prized green jacket.

Scott will tee off in tomorrow's opening round in the company of fellow Masters champions Bubba Watson and Charl Schwartzel.